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Portrait of a Man

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

While most everyone has some degree of narcissistic traits that does not mean a person has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  People with narcissistic personality disorder often crave admiration. They often struggle to feel empathy and this results in difficulties relating to others. They may see themselves as special and unique. These feeling lead them to want to only associate with other high-status individuals

Treatment Options

Research shows that talk therapy is one of the most effective forms of treatment for narcissistic personality disorder. Therapy increases a person's awareness of their narcissistic tendencies and how they impact others. Therapy is also a place where a person can begin to understand and regulate their emotions. Individual therapy can help you identify your strengths and increase your ability to receive criticism or accept failures. Therapy helps individuals understand themselves and manage their needs in a way that does not isolate others. Additionally, we’ll help you better manage your self-esteem issues, and provide you with the tools you need to set realistic goals for yourself. 

Impact of Narcissism 

Individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder may find they experience relationship difficulties, career or school-related problems, and drug or alcohol misuse. At times their struggles can even lead them to experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors. It can be very difficult to live with Narcissistic Personality Disorder as it can impact you and those around you. It's important to understand and heal the deeper issues. This may involve repairing damaged relationships with friends, family, and coworkers, along with forgiving yourself. 

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